Spring Fair celebrates successful 2024 show

Spring Fair closed on a high last week, following four days of intensive buying, creativity and fun, and is now looking forward to its 75th anniversary in 2025.

Jackson Szabo, portfolio director, Spring Fair, commented: “I have been blown away by the energy, passion and community at Spring Fair during the last four days. The feedback and stories from buyers, exhibitors, and partners have highlighted just how integral this show is to the retail calendar.

“As well as the day job of buying, it enables the retail industry to come alive with inspiration, innovation, knowledge and networking. All of our new experiences and activations across the show floor, and the awe-inspiring content on the three stages, have been very well received and I’ve also loved the sense of fun our exhibitors bring – I’ve seen people dressed as sheep, sharks, dogs, naughty elves, and of course Peppa Pig.

“We’re now very excited to look forward to 2025 as we celebrate 75 years as the Home, Gift and Fashion industry’s most established and inventive buying show.”

From Sunday to Wednesday, the show attracted buyers from retailers including John Lewis, Asda, Tesco, Aldi, Blue Diamond, Fenwick, Costco, Smiffy’s, Cards Galore, Card Factory and many more, all sourcing for new products and looking for the competitive edge.

The licensing industry delivered a big impact, with thousands of trend-led licensed products including housewares, featuring everything from the Harry Potter and Marvel, to Barbie, Paddington and Peter Rabbit.

Feedback throughout the show indicated high quality footfall, new customers and a buzzing atmosphere.

Lauren Rooney from Club Green, commented: “We have had a really positive experience and lots of good feedback over the last few days. We are showing 10 new ranges and there has been an excitement in our buyers.”

Innovative content partnerships with TikTok Shop, Google and The Future Collective drew crowds wanting to discover the next key trends and technologies impacting the retail sector. Delivering insights on topics ranging from AI and digital retail, to conscious consumerism and licensing, the stages welcomed industry stalwarts such as Theo Paphitis, Dame Zandra Rhodes and many more.

Spring Fair returns for its 75th edition from 2 – 5 February, 2025.

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